Indian coffee-growers portrayed by Salgado
FAO hosts exhibition by Brazilian photographer
12 April 2005, Rome - Coinciding with the meeting of FAO's Committee on Commodity Problems (11-13 April) the Organization yesterday hosted a photographic exhibition by Sebastião Salgado titled "In the Beginning - India 2003" at its headquarters.
"In the beginning" is a photographic journey that celebrates the daily life of workers in coffee plantations. This series was first exhibited in Paris last October, following one covering Salgado's work in Brazil in 2003 and is part of a larger project that will include reportages from Ethiopia and Guatemala.
Sebastião Salgado is acknowledged as one of the greatest "humanist photographers". His work is in black and white and his photographic reportages always contain a strong humanitarian and social emphasis. His images document the right of all human beings to equal dignity and at the same time represent a protest against war, poverty and other social injustices.
"In the Beginning" is being presented by illycaffè in collaboration with the photographic agency Contrasto.
Photographs from the series are available on request exclusively for use by the press. Please contact Ms. Laura Palillo at firstname.lastname@example.org or (+39) 02 2023 9382.
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